We can all agree that construction projects are very demanding. They require time and money, as well as your sanity, to ensure that the process runs smoothly. Granted, life happens and there are things that we can’t always plan for. However, understanding the construction process will make you more prepared for those unplanned occurrences. Take a look at these ways to ensure that you have a smooth-running construction project.
- Establish your goals.
Before beginning a project, create a list of idealistic goals. If you’re remodeling a kitchen, do you find more value with installing an island or changing the countertop material? Prioritize what you’d like completed in the scope of a project. Having a list will allow you to stay focused on the crucial jobs.
- Create a budget.
Once you identify the key people and pieces of your project, create a budget. Construction can get complex, so set aside an additional 10 percent towards unforeseen issues. If the contingency money doesn’t get used, even better! Consider it as found-money that you saved.
- Stick to a realistic timeline.
Typically, your team members will carefully plan and build your project as efficiently as possible. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Construction is complicated. Just like with a budget contingency, build in a time contingency to account for when the stars don’t align.
- Have open communication.
Remember that you are part of a team, so it’s important for everyone to be on the same page. Having a weekly or bi-weekly status report can help identify areas of concern, keep costs low and assign accountability.
Most of us lead busy lives, so creating a layout for a construction project is not a convenient process. Regardless of the scope of the project, a design professional like Progressive Builders can provide guidance on who should be involved, budgeting and other project aspects. If you’re looking to create a smooth-running construction project, contact Progressive Builders today.